Squatter

Australia’s own board game.

Squatter

Squatter is a fun board game about Australian sheep farming, for 2 to 6 players. Can you win the race to improve your sheep station and fully stock it? Squatter is a simulation game based on real life farming and is a mix of luck and strategy.

Squatter is a simulation game based on real life farming and is a mix of luck and strategy.

The inventor of the Squatter board game is Bob Lloyd. Bob was born and raised in Hampton, Victoria. After the war Bob worked for a couple of years on a farm called “Coorumbene” in South Gippsland, which ran Merino Sheep. Then in the 1950s Bob took a job as a travelling sales rep for Dalgety’s Ltd.

However, constant travelling took Bob away from his family and he believed that God wanted him to leave his job and serve Him by helping people in the welfare field. With two children and a wife to support he needed something to supplement a drop in income. Then as he was driving past a sheep property in the Wimmera he thought why not invent a game?

Although the basic concept of the game was set down very quickly, it took another six years to finalise the development and convince John Sands Ltd to publish the game. It was first released at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1962 on the Australian Wool Bureau stand.

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